Capital as Power: A Study of Order and Creorder (RIPE Series in Global Political Economy) by Jonathan Nitzan
English | June 26, 2009 | ISBN: 0415477190 | 463 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
Conventional theories of capitalism are mired in a deep crisis: after centuries of debate, they are still unable to tell us what capital is. Liberals and Marxists both think of capital as an ‘economic’ entity that they count in universal units of ‘utils’ or ‘abstract labour’, respectively. But these units are totally fictitious. Nobody has ever been able to observe or measure them, and for a good reason: they don’t exist. Since liberalism and Marxism depend on these non-existing units, their theories hang in suspension. They cannot explain the process that matters most – the accumulation of capital.